Accenture Ireland

UKI Finance and Accounting Senior Specialist accountant - 9 Months

14 Jun 2019
18 Jun 2019
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Job Title: UKI Finance & Accounting Senior Specialist – 9 Months

Level: 8 - Associate Manager

Location: Dublin

Job description:


  • Team and technical lead in the UKI Finance & Accounting Team.
  • Assist in managing the relationship with Country Controller and manage the team to ensure the delivery of agreed service in accordance with SLA.
  • Ensure that all reports issued are accurate and timely and supported by appropriate explanatory business commentary.
  • Manage the preparation of period end accounts and reporting including US GAAP Close, Quarterly Reviews, BS Reconciliations and ad-hoc reporting.
  • Ensure the integrity and US Gaap compliance of journal entries and support internal and external audit reviews.
  • Staff and day to day team management of sub- teams within the UKI Finance and Accounting team
  • Manage and participate in the General Ledger processes including:
    • Reconciliation and analysis of accounts
    • Month End Review, Process & Reporting
    • Internal Controls (Sarbanes Oxley)
    • Other ad hoc reporting
  • Responsible for account preparation including monthly analytical review process.
  • Responsible for co-ordination of P/L and balance sheet reporting deliverables including review meetings with the finance country controller.
  • Review of accounting entries to ensure compliance with US and UK GAAP, ensuring correcting entries are raised as appropriate.
  • Review and analysis of account reconciliation for inclusion on monthly reconciliation pack / audit pack.
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement projects within AEE Dublin.
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of local tools and applications in support of General Ledger processing.
  • Maintain a high service level with customer base and consistently satisfy customer in a ‘metrics focused’ organisation.
  • Provide reporting to management on issues, statistics, metrics and projects.
  • Maximise team performance through target management and motivation.
  • Be perceptive to team morale and address any staff issues as they occur.
  • Co-ordinate completion of all UKI Internal Controls.
  • Facilitate and provide cross team support as required.



  • Accounting background with strong analytical skills
  • Positive attitude and flexibility
  • Customer focused
  • Sense of responsibility, initiative and high quality work standard
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team worker with ability to coach and motivate team
  • Fluency in English

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Professional accountancy qualification, e.g. ACCA, CIMA, ACA, CPA
  • Corporation Tax experience an advantage
  • 3-5 years of progressive accounting experience
  • Large Company statutory accounts preparation experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Exposure to UK & US GAAP and previous experience with SAP an advantage
  • Proficient on Excel

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